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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Flecktones Fans?

Firstly, I saw the Flecktones in Newport, RI on saturday and, well, gosh darn, it was excellent. Anybody else caught them on this tour?

Also, I noticed Big Country borrows some melodic clues from the Dead's version of Pretty Peggy-O. Thoughts?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

I saw Bela many times in the early 90's. Is he still in the trio mode w/ Futureman and VW? I would go to see either one of them as well. Wooten is a kick ass bass player. What is
Futureman playing 15+ years later?

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Futureman kicked ass on what seemed to be a new drumitar, with a bit fancier, more streamlined design. He also used a partial kit for bigger symbol sounds and a sortof half tom, half snare thing.

and it was not the trio, because none other than HOWARD LEVY is on tour. His playing was dynamite... during Big Country he and VW traded some monumental solos before Fleck took over and drove it over the top. Also a fiddle player (whose name i could not discern over the roar of applause) came out and rocked a few tunes.

There were, if I counted correctly, FOUR standing ovations from a seated, stiff, moneyed Newport audience. My only complaint was that I'd have liked more dancing.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2011 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Howard is back! He added so much to their sound. Must get tics. Thanks BE

edit- homepage, and the endless tour.

http://www.flecktones.com/

http://www.flecktones.com/tour

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2011-07-12 18:05:31

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Poster: splue Date: Jul 12, 2011 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MICAH fk off 4evr

HI ( GBYE MICAH!!!)

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jul 12, 2011 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: MICAH fk off 4evr

oh really Splue? You like the Flecktones too?

that's great. I'm really glad you posted so now I know we share this interest.

And I'm glad we all get along so well here on the internet. I think it brings out the best in us.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 12, 2011 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ???

I have no idea splue. Not even a starting point. I wish you well.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jul 12, 2011 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Saw them in Raleigh at the Museum of Art back on June 4.
Outdoor show and it was smokin!!!
Seem they are playing a lot of the same setlist for this tour - tunes from the new album with some old stuff mixed in.
Casey Driessen sat in on fiddle for a couple of tunes.
I broke out the old Nakamichi's and ran the omni caps since it was a calm day. The recording came out excellent.

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jul 12, 2011 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

is it the one on the archive?

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jul 12, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Mine is not on the archive.
The recrding upped here was done by Pete with a pair of Neumann's and my Naks were actually riding on his stand about 8 feet high at the right front corner of the soundboard.
I haven't had a chance to do a side-by-side comparison but I know my recording has a very nice full sound due to using the omni caps - plus the crowd was very well behaved for a Saturday night.
I could send you a copy if you're interested...

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jul 13, 2011 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

I'd love that! how do we make that work though? I could provide you with something in exchange...

This post was modified by BornEasement on 2011-07-13 15:31:06

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Poster: elkdog Date: Jul 13, 2011 7:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

I was at that show, too. Casey Driessen was acting like a roadie for the band, and came out to lend some really nice playing to the show. Howard Levy has terrific chemistry with Bela, Vic, and Futch; the best band chemistry I've heard from the Flecktones, I think.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Jul 13, 2011 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

I think both Big Country and Peggy-O borrow from the general Appalachian folk aesthetic, so they're branches of the same tree, but the melodic form is pretty archetypal.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 13, 2011 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Peggy -O may have some Scots-Irish Appalachia, but that song's roots are back in the old country (The Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie).

I wonder if Jean Lafitte plays into the song?

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Poster: elkdog Date: Jul 13, 2011 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Of course. Thanks for pointing this out; I was going on feel alone (a bit lazy of me). I hadn't looked up Peggy-O's provenance, but its Scottish sensibilities would be second-nature to the musicians of the Appalachians, and thus deeply engrained in both Jerry and Bela.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

I plan on seeing Bela and Hornsby at the Portland (OR) Zoo at the end of the month. Glad to hear Bela was on his A game. Who else was on the concert bill?

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

*I remember I kept thinking of Coldplay

P.S. how does one modify a typo? is that possible?

I'm somewhat new here.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

In the header line (a pukey greenish color on my screen) on the upper left of your post there is a hyperlink "Edit". This only shows up for you on your posts when you are logged in.

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Abigail Washburn... Fleck's wife, who plays a dreamy, atmospheric kind of folk/pop you might like if you're into, say, the Avett Brothers. I was generally unimpressed by her set (I kept remember thinking of Coldplay), but her band's big ole jam with the Flecktones in set II WAS one of the highlights.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jul 12, 2011 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Interesting. I'll try anything once so I'll search Abigail out tonight. My wife likes Coldplay so maybe she'll dig it.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 12, 2011 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

Saw then on tour opener at Summercamp music festival, it was great! They are extraordinary musicians, and one of my favorite artists, after The Dead of course.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jul 12, 2011 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Flecktones Fans?

not to be confused with The Fleshtones